Backup and data restoration

The primary technology IST uses for server backups is EMC NetWorker (formerly Legato NetWorker), designed to offer departments, system administrators, and faculty a reliable, high-performance, low-cost solution for backing up servers and workstations.  NetWorker uses tape backups as long-term storage to ensure reliable backups with exceptional longevity.

Subscription to the NetWorker service requires that a client to be installed on each server that needs to be backed up.

For backups of Microsoft Exchange or SQL Server installations, IST uses Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM).

See also: How to recover a previous version from a Windows (NetApp) network drive.

Who can use this service:

  • Faculty
  • Researchers
  • Staff


There is a monthly cost associated with the NetWorker backup service according to the volume of data you need to be backed up. Data restoration is free of charge.


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